>Nobel laureate to talk on Kenyan conservation
Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement, will be the keynote speaker for the University at Buffalo's 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus in Amherst.
She was chairwoman of the National Council of Women in Kenya, and founded the Green Belt Movement, a grass-roots organization, which facilitated the planting of 30 million trees in Kenya and focuses on empowering people by protecting their environment. Tickets for the lecture can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Center for the Arts box office, or by checking out www.ticketmaster.com.
>Viewers to determine if HoliMont makes news
CBS Evening News will ask viewers to vote online tonight on whether it should do a public interest story on the Phoenix Adaptive Ski Program for disabled children at HoliMont ski resort in Ellicottville.
The skiing program caught the network's attention after a report Sunday in The Buffalo News. Viewers of the 6:30 p.m. newscast will be asked to pick one of three stories for later airing.
>Hearing postponed for building inspector
A hearing that was to be held Monday to discuss misconduct allegations brought against now-suspended Town of Alden Building Inspector Frank Trybuskiewicz has been postponed.
Supervisor Ron Smith said the hearing was postponed by Andrew Fleming, the attorney representing Trybuskiewicz. Trybuskiewicz -- accused of failing to perform his duties and violating the town's ethics code -- will remain under suspension until the hearing can be rescheduled.